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The Official Members eMail Newsletter of the Arboricultural Association
February 2018
Issue 17
Proposed Changes to Planning Law in Wales - Including Trees

Proposed Changes to Planning Law in Wales - Including Trees

We have been contacted by the Law Commission in relation to a project it is currently working on, relating to the reform of planning law in Wales.

The Law Commission wants as many responses as possible by Thursday 1 March 2018.

Charles has contacted the Association for its views, and for those of its members. He points out that the changes introduced by the Planning Act 2008 (in force in England since 2012) have not yet been brought into force in Wales; and that the exercise now being undertaken will be a good opportunity to do that.

Contact for responses: planning_wales@lawcommission.gov.uk

See the proposed changes & details >


Take your Branch Training Survey

Don’t forget to take your Branch Training survey…

The 2018 Training Calendar gives you access to a wide variety of discounted CPD, but we’re always looking to facilitate the courses our members are calling for, so please take your regional branch training survey.

We’ll use the results and do our best to fulfil your training needs.

Don’t forget your AA membership also gives you access to some brilliant supplier discounts and savings on other arboricultural training providers. Closing date 28 February 2018.

Help us to improve your CPD Training

Find your Branch Survey here >

Student Conference Launched

Student Conference Launched

The Arboricultural Association is thrilled to announce the first UK Conference for Arboriculture students. The event will take place at Merrist Wood College on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th October. We’ve already confirmed a range of entertaining and informative talks and demonstrations. See the web page below and submit an expression of interest if you’d like to be part of the landmark occasion.

Find Out More >

Atypical Myopathy Policy

Atypical Myopathy Policy

The Arboricultural Association and British Horse Society have launched a joint policy which provides advice on Atypical Myopathy, the felling of sycamore trees and preventative measures horse owners can take.

View The Policy >

David Lonsdale Talking Trees Episode Launched

David Lonsdale Talking Trees Episode Launched

Everybody knows that David Lonsdale is an arboricultural treasure and a living legend. So we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to find out more about him at last years Arboricultural Association Conference.

Watch The Video >

ARB Show 2018 – 11-12 May 2108 – Westonbirt Arboretum

ARB Show 2018 Preview

ARB Show 2018 is only 3 months away. We’ve got some exciting new activities and features to tell you about in the coming weeks. The 1st list of Exhibitors will be released soon, as the 20th ARB Show looks to grow last years record exhibitor and visitor numbers. Members will get free entry to the event and the stunning Arboretum as usual, so don’t lose your 2018 Membership card!

Watch videos from 2017, including a great timelapse of part of the site being set up:

Watch The Videos >


Plans for Coast to Coast Northern Forest Revealed

Read More >


Another Study Shows the Impact of Trees in Cities

Read More >


Peru passes law allowing roads through pristine Amazon rainforest

Read More >


What 2017 was like for the worlds oldest trees

Read More >


Protected Trees Illegally Felled in Pembrokeshire

Read More >


Sheffield Tree Felling Work Paused

Read More >


New ARB Approved Contractors

Plantscape Tree Services Limited

Manager: Rupert Ellingham
County: Norfolk
Website: www.plantscape.co.uk

Creative Gardening Solutions

Manager: Matt Tromans
County: Shropshire
Website: www.creativegardeningsolutions.co.uk

CTS Forestry & Arboriculture Ltd

Manager: Chris Wyatt
County: Warwickshire
Website: www.ctstrees.co.uk

Eden Tree Specialists Ltd

Manager: Samuel Dudley
County: Bedfordshire
Website: www.edentreespecialists.co.uk

Fernoak Tree Surgeons Ltd

Manager: Jonathan Dart
County: Berkshire
Website: www.fernoaktreesurgeons.co.uk

Hawes Arborists

Manager: Mark Hawes
County: Dorset
Website: www.hawesarborists.co.uk

Greaves Tree Services

Manager: Ryan Greaves
County: Cumbria
Website: www.greavestreeservices.co.uk


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